Day 13  M


Get a lem sip


Man size tissues

Sucky sweets

Plump his pillows

Change his sheets

No time to waste

To the chemist

Post haste

But first;

Make some tea

Put on the tv,

Choccie biccies

On a plate

Cos he can’t wait

With croaking voice

He’s got no choice

But to struggle to the settee

”A sandwich would be nice love

With another cup of tea.”

He coughs

Blows his nose

Gives a weary sigh

”I think I’m going to die”.

Sooner than you think

”I’ll just make you a hot drink;

How about some soup?”

Before I go loop the feckin’ loop

”That would be nice,and

Pass the remote control”

Ask me hole

How much more can I endure

Some say ;

There is no cure

This snot fest has taken

Many in their prime

But I am strong

I will not succumb

I will nurse this man of mine

Until he can venture

From the sofa

Up to bed

But if he does not

Go back to work soon;

He will be well and truly dead …


About trishnugentwriter

A wife and mother of four who writes and acts as much as she can in between the housework and shopping. I have been published in 'Irelands Own' 'Intallaght' and 'Tallaght Echo'. I have won prizes for poetry including 1st place in The Bealtaine Writing comp in 2012.I'm a member of drama group in 'An Cosan' in Tallaght and also 'Platform One' Writers group in Rua Red.
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4 Responses to Manflu

  1. carolannwrites says:

    I want ALL these poems in a lickle book to carry around in my handbag to cheer me up on a rainy day! 🙂

  2. janine says:

    im with you on that Carolann A to Z in book form would be deadly & i want the 1st copy signed ( dont worry i will pay seeing as ive robbed ur stuff for years now)

  3. LOL. Sometimes when strong men get sick, they seem more helpless than babies. Is “Choccie biccies” chocolate biscuits?

    Aloha Maui Jungalow

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